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October 2011 Newsletter

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Quotes on the subject of parenthood

Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be.” - David Bly

“Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.” - Bill Cosby

“It takes a whole village to raise a child.”
- African Proverb

Idioms - Cool as a cucumber!

Back once again with some idioms for you. This month we’re hungrily devouring idioms featuring foods!

Idiom: (n). an expression, word or phrase that has a figurative meaning that is separate from the literal meaning or definition of the words of which it is made.
Bring home the bacon
A person who brings home the bacon earns the money that a family live on.
“When we had our son, we decided that I would stay at home with the kids and Jane would bring home the bacon.”

Butter wouldn't melt in their mouth
If someone looks as if butter wouldn't melt in their mouth, they look very innocent.
“She sat there looking like butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth, when I knew full well she had cheated on the test!”

Chalk and cheese
 Things, or people, that are like chalk and cheese are very different and have nothing in common.
“Olivia and Sam are really happy even though she’s a Jewish, vegetarian liberal and he’s a Muslim, meatloving conservative! They’re like chalk and cheese!”

Don't cry over spilt milk
When something bad happens and nothing can be done to help it people say, 'Don't cry over spilt milk'.
“You failed the test? Well you’ll just have to study hard and take it again! There’s no use crying over spilt milk.”

About as useful as a chocolate teapot
Someone or something that is of no practical use is about as useful as a chocolate teapot.
“Some of our politicians are about as useful as a chocolate teapot when it comes to sorting out this financial crisis!”

All your eggs in one basket
If you put all your eggs in one basket, you risk everything at once, instead of trying to spread the risk.
“If I were you, I would try a few different gyms before you join one. That way you’re not putting all your eggs in one basket.”

As cool as a cucumber
If someone is as cool as a cucumber, they don't get worried by anything.
“Everyone around her was going mad, but she was cool as a cucumber!”

Bun in the oven
If a woman has a bun in the oven, she is pregnant.
“Have you heard? Tim and Sandra have got another bun in the oven!”

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